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 Nonreproductive Health Issues

Mary Briody Mahowald

in Bioethics and Women: Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195176179
eISBN:
9780199786558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176170.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Cases illustrating variables that arise in the health care of women who are HIV positive or have AIDS, women with breast or gynecological cancer, and the use of hormone replacement therapy for ... More


Hormones and Mood

Meir Steiner and Elizabeth A. Young

in Sex Differences in the Brain: From Genes to Behavior

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195311587
eISBN:
9780199865048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The role and potential relevance of estrogen and other sex steroids to psychiatric disorders is the focus of current scientific attention. Estrogen has been described as a 5-HT, NA and ACh agonist; ... More


Global and Local Perspectives on Population Health

Margaret Lock, Vinh-Kim Nguyen, and Christina Zarowsky

in Healthier Societies: From Analysis to Action

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179200
eISBN:
9780199864539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179200.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

While much of the research on the impact of social conditions on health has focused on the notion of “determinants of health,” this chapter is grounded on the assumption that neither biological nor ... More


Breast Cancer

Susan Hankinson, Rulla Tamimi, and David Hunter

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311174
eISBN:
9780199865093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311174.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Breast cancer risk is influenced by pregnancy, which can stimulate the growth of already initiated cells but conveys long-term protection, perhaps through permanent structural changes to the tissue ... More


Endometrial Cancer

Immaculata Devivo, Ingemar Persson, and Hans-Olov Adami

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311174
eISBN:
9780199865093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311174.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Endometrial cancer occurs mostly after the menopause and has an excellent prognosis. The age-standardized incidence varies at least ten-fold across countries, suggesting the strong influence of ... More


Patterns and processes of human life history evolution

Michael P. Muehlenbein and Mark V. Flinn

in Mechanisms of Life History Evolution: The Genetics and Physiology of Life History Traits and Trade-Offs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568765
eISBN:
9780191774591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568765.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Phenotypic plasticity in reproductive physiologies and behaviours in response to stochastic environmental signals (i.e., diet, activity, stress, disease, availability of mates) represents a suite of ... More


Brain Aromatase, Estrogens, and Behavior

Jacques Balthazart and Gregory Ball (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199841196
eISBN:
9780199979837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841196.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

Aromatase—or estrogen, as it is commonly known—is present in the brain and has been the subject of much recent research, not only with regard to menopause and the dwindling supply of estrogen and its ... More


Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Margaret Lock

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book explicitly compares Japanese and North American medical and political accounts of female middle age to challenge Western assumptions about menopause. It uses ethnography, interviews, ... More


Against Nature—Menopause as Herald of Decay

Margaret Lock

in Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

A potent fear of aging, coupled with a quest for immortal youthfulness and sexual desire, seems to be driving the medicalization of menopause. Commercialized and linked to the puritanical heritage of ... More


Epilogue The Politics of Aging—Flashes of Immortality

Margaret Lock

in Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book has suggested that knowledge about the body is a product of history and culture and thus changes with location and over time. More specifically, menopause is neither a fact nor universal ... More


The Fragile Japanese Family: Narratives about Individualism and the Postmodern State

Charles Leslie and Allan Young

in Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520073173
eISBN:
9780520910935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520073173.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Although Japan has a long history and civilization of its own, it bears a particular blight that is associated with postwar civilization: the Westernized, high-tech culture, prosperity and material ... More


The Maladjustment of the Bourgeoisie: In which Balance, Pressure, and Routine Anchor The Experience of the old Body and its Degeneration, and Multinational Corporations Take Note

Lawrence Cohen

in No Aging in India: Alzheimer's, The Bad Family, and Other Modern Things

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520083967
eISBN:
9780520925328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520083967.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines civility and context, balance and adjustment, loneliness and menopause, Cartesian possibility, and the dementia clinic. It begins with the colonies, to locate the space between ... More


Resignation, Resistance, Satisfaction—Narratives of Maturity

Margaret Lock

in Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Ishida Atsuko, a divorced housewife of fifty-three was the individual who first alerted the author to the fact that by focusing on kōnenki, the author was forcing middle-aged women into an ... More


Embracing The Darkness

Anna Fedele

in Looking for Mary Magdalene: Alternative Pilgrimage and Ritual Creativity at Catholic Shrines in France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199898404
eISBN:
9780199980130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898404.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the pilgrims conceptualization of “darkness” and their desire to embrace rather than refuse or condemn their own dark side. On the French trips they recognized their dark side ... More


Old bones

Ann Oakley

in Fracture: Adventures of a broken body

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349378
eISBN:
9781447302360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349378.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Today, the problem of old age masks what it means to grow old. Skeletal fragility has become part of what it means to be an older woman in Western culture. Today, the ageing female body is defined in ... More


Male and female tears

Ad Vingerhoets

in Why Only Humans Weep: Unravelling the mysteries of tears

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198570240
eISBN:
9780191744723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570240.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter is focused on the question why adult women cry more often than men and to what extent female conditions like the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and the postpartum condition (including ... More


Human Pregnancy in Mythology and in Real Life

John C. Avise

in Evolutionary Perspectives on Pregnancy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160605
eISBN:
9780231531450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160605.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter describes human pregnancy in fact, as well as in mythologies and cultural traditions. Various discussions about human pregnancy are based on real-life events—from conception to embryo ... More


Women’s Health at the Crossroads of Evolution and Epidemiology

Chris Reiber

in Evolution's Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199892747
eISBN:
9780199332786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892747.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The burgeoning field of women’s health is rapidly advancing the understanding of proximate reproductive biology, physiology, and mechanisms of reproductive diseases and disorders. Beneath the ... More


Time-Neutral Reproduction, Time-Neutral Aging

in Contingent Lives: Fertility, Time, and Aging in West Africa

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226058511
eISBN:
9780226058504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058504.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter concerns the critical relation of strength, blood, and muscles to reproduction, noting that chronological age is seen as related only tangentially. It describes the character and pace of ... More


Reproductive History as Social Context: Exploring How Women Talk about Menopause and Sexuality at Midlife

Heather E. Dillaway

in Sex for Life: From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout Our Lives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772522
eISBN:
9780814723814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772522.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter assesses how European American and African American women's relationship statuses, reproductive histories, and social locations influence their experiences of sexuality during menopause. ... More


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